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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Which has nothing to do with my statement. People are free to be stupid and text while walking (and fall into open manholes). People are free to make horrible business decisions and go into bankruptcy. People are free to join racist organizations like the New Black Panther Party or the KKK. People are free to drink and ride dirt bikes in the woods in the dark. People are also allowed to buy a little flag and fly it if they so wish - no flag that I know of is outlawed from being owned and flown privately (excluding Condo Association rules, etc.).
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Which has nothing to do with my statement. People are free to be stupid and text while walking (and fall into open manholes). People are free to make horrible business decisions and go into bankruptcy. People are free to join racist organizations like the New Black Panther Party or the KKK. People are free to drink and ride dirt bikes in the woods in the dark. People are also allowed to buy a little flag and fly it if they so wish - no flag that I know of is outlawed from being owned and flown privately (excluding Condo Association rules, etc.).
    Are you against the new law in Virginia?

    Virginia Just Banned Using ‘Cuss Words’ In Public

    Just curious to see how consistent your idea of free speech is.


    BTW: I don't care if Bubba puts a Rebel Yell flag on his pick-up. But, it should not be hanging on government property.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    "Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it."

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Are you against the new law in Virginia?

    Virginia Just Banned Using ‘Cuss Words’ In Public

    Just curious to see how consistent your idea of free speech is.
    BTW: I don't care if Bubba puts a Rebel Yell flag on his pick-up. But, it should not be hanging on government property.
    "Bubba" is it? This is the same mentality that gives rise to categorizing gays and minorities. "Those people all look alike". All homosexuals want to have sex with everyone". If you r name is Willie you must be black. This is yet another example of people claiming to view people as equals as long as there are none in their neighborhood.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Are you against the new law in Virginia?

    Virginia Just Banned Using ‘Cuss Words’ In Public

    Just curious to see how consistent your idea of free speech is.
    Yes I'm against it. It's stupid and people have a right to say what they want to say regardless if others find offense in it.


    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    BTW: I don't care if Bubba puts a Rebel Yell flag on his pick-up. But, it should not be hanging on government property.
    That's is up to the State flying it - if the voters deem that the confederate flag should not fly on government property, there will be a referendum and a vote to either remove it or leave it be. I live North of the Mason Dixon line and was raised a Northerner so I have little to say about it and I cannot say I understand those who are for or against it other than what I read. Ultimately, if the voter want it gone, it will be gone.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Yes I'm against it. It's stupid and people have a right to say what they want to say regardless if others find offense in it.




    That's is up to the State flying it - if the voters deem that the confederate flag should not fly on government property, there will be a referendum and a vote to either remove it or leave it be. I live North of the Mason Dixon line and was raised a Northerner so I have little to say about it and I cannot say I understand those who are for or against it other than what I read. Ultimately, if the voter want it gone, it will be gone.

    If the voters of a state want to fly a flag associated with rebellion, treason, and murder of USA citizens, then they (nor their state) should receive any federal funding of any kind.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    If the voters of a state want to fly a flag associated with rebellion, treason, and murder of USA citizens, then they (nor their state) should receive any federal funding of any kind.
    Are you now advocating taxation without representation?
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Are you now advocating taxation without representation?

    Nope, taxation without appropriation.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    Nope, taxation without appropriation.
    That could lead to rebellion, possibly resulting in a civil war.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Whether it took a year or 5 to "grind down" the resistance matters not. In the end, the South got whooped...pretty bad. Or are you of mind to argue that the Nazis and Imperial Japanese didn't really get their asses handed to them since it took a while to grind them down?
    I guess it just depends on how you interpret the phrase "get their asses handed to them".
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